20. Robert Morgan, English

Brave Enemies (Algonquin Books, 2003). Morgan sets this novel in the Carolinas during the Revolutionary War. It is the story of Josie Summers, a 16-year-old girl who fights dressed as a man at the Battle of Cowpens, near Spartanburg, SC, January 17, 1781—one of the most decisive victories of the patriots over the British, General Daniel Morgan’s victory over Banastre Tarleton. In this love story of Josie and a young Methodist circuit rider named John Trethman, the protagonists meet on the frontier, fall in love, and are married, just as the war is about to overtake their region.

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